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Jan 23, 2010 11:00pm EST
of a powerful voices of special interest in washington. the result was a national agenda too often skewed in favor of those with the power to curry favors. we push back on the power by implementing a historical reforms, to get rid of the influence of special interests. on my first in office, we close to resolving. revolving door between lobbyists and government that nobody in my administration would make decisions based on the interests of former or future employers. we to executive officials. we imposed tough restrictions on funding to line the public of the well-connected. for the first time in history, we have publicly disclose the names of lobbyists and non- lobbyists like to visit the white house every day so that you know what is going on in the white house, the people's house. we have been making steady progress. this week, the united states supreme court handed a huge victory to the special interests and lobbyists and a powerful blow to our efforts to rein and corporate influence. it's strikes at our democracy itself. by a 5-4 vote, the court overturned more than a century of law,
Jan 16, 2010 8:00pm EST
's inauguration ceremony. and marvin kalb on journalism ethics. tomorrow on "washington journal," a discussion on the obama administration's policies on jobs and the economy with democratic strategies karen finny and kevin madden. and how poorly equipped haiti is for natural disasters with mathieu ejean. and the discussion in massachusetts how to fill the latest seat with senator paul kirk. 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> the oath of office will now be administered to the governor-elect of the commonwealth of virginia, robert francis mcdonnell, by honorable barbara milano keenan, justice of the supreme court of virginia. [applause] >> are you ready to take the oath in. >> i am ready. >> please repeat after me, raise your right hand. i, robert francis mcdonnell, do solomnly swear, that i will support the constitution of the united states, and the constitution of the commonwealth of virginia, and that i will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties incumbent up on me as governor of the commonwealth of virginia, according to the best of my ability, so help me god. [ cheers and applause ] [appla
Jan 23, 2010 8:00pm EST
in that seat made a choice. he could have engaged in the age-old celebrated washington game of finger pointing and the blame game of c.y.a., but he chose to be a man of honor and to take responsibility and to take some professional risk to put himself in professional jeopardy. i understand what you are doing and i celebrate your right to do it but let's be clear about the choice you are making. you are making a choice to limit your legal jeopardy which your attorney has rightly advised you to do but you are taking that route rather than help us understand what for its silliness and absurdity was a real threat to the security of the united states. you could choose not to assert your rights against self-inkrim nation or choose to and let's be clear. you are choosing to limit your legal jeopardy under a right we all celebrate and appreciate as opposed to assist in the open and fair airing of some things that could conceivably save the life of the president of the united states. my question has nothing to do with the events of november 24 and i give you a.m.le time to consult with your attorney in
Jan 16, 2010 11:00pm EST
with mathieu eugene. "washington journal," live at 7:00 a.m. eastern, here on c- span. >> next week, your chance to talk to the authors of the best selling "game change," the presidential campaign and the impact of the book on washington politics and policy, live at 9:00 a.m. eastern on tuesday's washington journal." >> tomorrow, british prime minister gordon brown pledges humanitarian relief for haiti. also, why the prime minister has not appeared before the iraq war inquiry. prime minister's questions, 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> did you know the number one at a news application for your iphone or ipod touch is c-span? there is also a tab with links to all of our podcast, and it is all free and available from the apps store. >> virginia's new governor took the oath of office, bob mcdonnell. this is from the state capital of richmond. this is about 30 minutes. >> the oath of office will now be administered to the governor elect of the commonwealth of virginia, robert francis mcdonald by the justice of supreme court of the virginia -- bob mcdonnell, by the justice of the supreme court
Jan 30, 2010 11:00pm EST
. >> sunday, the history of executive power from george washington to george w. bush. author john yoo talks about his book "crisis and command." afterwards, part of our booktv weeken on c-span 2. >> and now, sandra day o'connor on the impact of recent high court rulings in the selection process for judges and state levels. she spoke earlier at an event hosted by georgetown university and the aspen institute. this is about half an hour. >> the folks in the back understanding, plan to take their seats. we can get started. i am pleased that we have been joined by some of our georgetown law school students. i am meryl chertoff, director of the program at aspen institute. i would be remiss if i let the opportunity to go to say a few words about some of our programs that are coming up. in november 2010, the third georgetown aspen institute symposium will take place and it will treat one of justice o'connor's other interests, and that's education. the event is going to take place -- it will be devoted to the subject of civic education which justice o'connor has done some much on in her years since
Jan 2, 2010 11:00pm EST
of retreating, washington ordered his troops to stay and fight. it was a daring move. when the soldiers on the continental army saw the size and strength of the army against it, many were filled with dread. even in that awful moment, these men had a sense of their own strength, of confidence in one another, and a feeling that province was with them that night. against impossible odds, these ragtag patriots broke the enemy column, forcing the british to retreat. at a moment of victory, the entire continental line is said to have triumphantly chatted as one. the second battle of trenton was a great victory for washington strips and it was a great moral victory for a young nation that had become exhausted and discouraged by war. two hundred 33 years later, americans have not lost the spirit of trenton. two long and difficult course, a prolonged recession, double- digit unemployment, these are difficult days for our nation. in this new year, we are grateful for the courageous men and women of our own day who keep a lonely watch to defend the cause of liberty. we're also painfully aware of h
Jan 30, 2010 8:00pm EST
left. he is a blocker that writes a periodic column for the washington post. he was formerly associate editor for "american prospect." his work has appeared in the " washington times" and other publications. he interviewed a couple of years ago, a man that said the following. he said that ezra was very top of very good, and very, very young because when ezra interviewed him in a restaurant, he was carded. >> i think he was just tell us about that. >> i think thatezra is even -- i think ezra is more proud that rush limbaugh called him a rising star. i do not know how to take that. [laughter] [applause] >> what came after that was somewhat less complimentary, but you'll never see that on the back of my book. don't worry. >> seated to my immediate right is susan. she is the editor in chief of the nation's leading journal of health policy. she has been, for quite awhile, the auditor analyst on health issues -- the news analyst on health issues. she has been a columnist for " u.s. news and world report." çóher work on television includd appearances as a regular analyst and commentator on
Jan 2, 2010 8:00pm EST
did not sali into washington talking about the comparisons between abraham lincoln and george washington. if anything, he was looking to keep expectations low rather than high. one thing that president obama has learned is that it is really hard to be president of the united states. [laughter] really, is a nightmare of a job. his american power is about two contradictory things. on the one thing, -- on the one hand, as a global, leading power, we are trying to keep the status pretty much in quo. on the other hand, there is this seedings source of capitalist renewal -- seething source of capital is renewal. we are causing as much trouble when we are inventing the internet as when we are invading iraq. we are blowing up the status quo at the same time that we are trying to defend it and the president of the united states is caught at the board tax of these conflicting issues. president obama -- at the vortexes of these conflicting issues -- the vortexes of these conflicting issues. use of president obama having to wrestle with all of these tensions. could you imagine the nerve i
Jan 9, 2010 8:00pm EST
by national captioning institute] >> sunday on "washington journal," a look at the 48 states that are facing shortfalls in the new year. with scott patson, head of the national association of state budget officers. also the political outlook and the 2010 midterm elections with peter hart of hart research societies and bill mcinturff. following that, anne cornbluth talks about her latest book "notes on the cracked ceiling: on women and politics." >> here's a looth look at our schedule. a discussion on new credit card rules that go into effect next month. after that, a look at the ongoing house and senate negotiations for a final health care bill. and later, state of the state addresses for california and new york. a discussion now on new credit card rules taking effect next month. from "washington journal," this is about 45 minutes. 00 in the evening. our guest for this final segment is a reporter for couple interest magazine. there's something called the credit card act of 2009. what was the purpose of this? guest: it was mainly to make this better for consumers. people are angry at the bank
Jan 9, 2010 11:00pm EST
. but there is a lot of ground they need to cover in merging thes >> sunday on washington journal. a look at the 48 states. the political outlook and the 2010 midterm elections with peter heart and bill mcinturff. following that anne kornblut, cracks in the creeling about women in politics. that's live president obama talks about the job's report followed by peter king who urges passage of the bill that transfers caught know detainees to the united states. this is just about nine minutes. we learned in november, our economy saw the first job gains in years. job losses were one 10th of what we were in the first quarter. until we see a good sustainable job creation, we will be relentless to get america back to work. we need to rebuild our economy in such a way that's our families can feel a measure of security again. too many of the folks i talk to this year tell me they've known their own private recession since long before economist declared one. the result was an economy where some made out well but the middle class took a beating. over the past decade, the income of households actually declined.
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